Behind the wheel, your last line of defense against a potential collision is your braking system. While every braking system is a little different, regular maintenance is crucial to their continued function. At Sansone Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM, the talented and well-versed technical staff in our Chrysler service center can ensure that all of your brake maintenance needs are met in full.

As we mentioned above, every braking system is different, however, the most common kind of brakes are rotor brakes. Essentially, rotor brakes use a metal disk and calipers to slow the wheels. When you apply the brakes in a rotor braking system, pressurized braking is fluid is sent to the calipers which then push down on the rotor, more or less slowing the vehicle. Drum brakes are another form of braking system, and are typically exclusive to the rear wheels. Like the rotor braking system, drum brakes use a drum and an interior lining. When drum brakes are applied, this interior lining pushes against the rotating drum using friction to slow the vehicle.

One question our service experts get a lot is: ‘how do I know it’s time to change my brakes?’ Strangely enough, it’s quite easy to tell whether your brakes are good or bad. In extreme cases, you may notice that your brakes don’t slow the vehicle as effectively. However, long before that, you’ll likely hear excessive screeching when you try to slow down.

Your brakes are important, and as such, you should have an auto technical team by your side that knows exactly what they’re doing. At Sansone Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM you’ll find more than just a handful of talented Jeep dealers, but a caring staff that has your best interests in mind at all times.